9 de diciembre de 2015

10 i 11 de desembre: Seminaris de Nélia Dias i Fernando Vidal


Em plau recordar-vos que, els propres dies 10 i 11 de desembre, tindrem a Barcelona a la professora Nélia Dias.

Nélia Dias is Associate Professor at the Department of Anthropology (ISCTE-IUL and CRIA), Lisbon (Portugal). She is author of Le Musée d’Ethnographie du Trocadéro (1878-1908): Anthropologie et Muséologie en France (CNRS 1991) and La Mesure des Sens: Les Anthropologues et le corps humain (Aubier 2004), and has written widely on the history of French anthropology, museums and collecting practices, and the measurement of sense data.  Together with Fernando Vidal, she has edited Endangerment, Biodiversity and Culture (Routledge 2015).

Dijous, 10 de desembre, a la Institució Milà i Fontanals (IMF/CSIC), 16:00 hores, impartirà el seminari:

“Indochina-Paris: Rethinking the relationships between metropolitan and colonial museums”

For Nelia Dias’ ongoing work on metropolitan and colonial museums, see the recent articles in History and Anthropology (2014) and Museum & Society (2015):

Divendres, 11 de desembre, al CEHIC (UAB), a les 12:00 hrs. Nélia Dias i Fernando Vidal (Professor ICREA del CEHIC) presentaran el llibre:

The notion of Endangerment stands at the heart of a network of concepts, values and practices dealing with objects and beings considered threatened by extinction, and with the procedures aimed at preserving them. Usually animated by a sense of urgency and citizenship, identifying endangered entities involves evaluating an impending threat and opens the way for preservation strategies.
Endangerment, Biodiversity and Culture looks at some of the fundamental ways in which this process involves science, but also more than science: not only data and knowledge and institutions, but also affects and values. Focusing on an "endangerment sensibility," it encapsulates tensions between the normative and the utilitarian, the natural and the cultural. The chapters situate that specifically modern sensibility in historical perspective, and examine central aspects of its recent and present forms. This timely volume offers the most cutting-edge insights into the Environmental Humanities for researchers working in Environmental Studies, History, Anthropology, Sociology and Science and Technology Studies.

Fernando Vidal (ICREA Professor, CEHIC-UAB) has worked on various topics in the history of the human sciences, including the early development of psychology and anthropology, sexuality in the 18th century, psychoanalysis and psychiatry in the early 20th century, the progressive education movement in the interwar years, and miracles and science in the early modern period and the Enlightenment. His publications include Piaget Before Piaget (1994), an edition of Jean Starobinski’s writings on the history of the body (Las razones del cuerpo, 1999), The Moral Authority of Nature (2004, co-edited with Lorraine Daston), Believing Nature, Knowing God (a thematic issue of Science in Context, 2007, co-edited with Bernhard Kleeberg), Neurocultures (co-edited with Francisco Ortega, 2011), and The Sciences of the Soul: The Early Modern Origins of Psychology (2011, original French 2006). His current work deals with the cultural history of the "cerebral subject" - from film and science fiction to neurobics and neurophilosophy - to understand the emergence and contemporary forms of the belief that the brain is the only part of the body we need in order to be ourselves. He is more generally interested in the longue-durée history of the relations between notions of  bodily continuity and personal identity. He has also coordinated the project "Endangerment and Its Consequences."

Hi sou tots/es convidats


Agustí Nieto Galan

Agustí Nieto-Galan
Centre d'Història de la Ciència (CEHIC), director
Mòdul de Recerca de Ciències (MRC), Despatx D3-09
Carrer de Can Magrans
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
08193 Cerdanyola del Vallès (Barcelona)